It's pretty hard to tear kids away from their iPads and other electronic distractions these days, particularly when the alternative is a static picture book. But illustrator Rebecca Sutherland has come up with a clever way to make Hide & Eeek a little more interactive than just flipping the pages. Each illustration has secret invisible elements that are only revealed with the help of a flashlight.
If you've got a kid who's terrified of the dark, this is a clever way to help destigmatize bed time since the illustrations lean towards making shadows and the unknown actually seem kind of fun. And at $22 it's cheaper than keeping a perpetually glowing nightlight in their room until they leave for college. [Knock Knock via Taxi]